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Innovation and disruption leadership. Leadership as a management aid in this new era, by Andrés Raya (MBA 89)


January 29 OF 2019 from 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM

The ESADE Alumni Lima Chapter invites you to the upcoming session 'Innovation and disruption leadership. Leadership as a management aid in this new era', by Andrés Raya (MBA 89), academic assistant in ESADE’s department of people management and organisation, and director of the Partners’ Programme.

These are special times. The new normal is for the speed and intensity of change to be unchartered territory. The increase in productivity expected from automation and Artificial Intelligence is the greatest that humanity has ever experienced an increase perhaps only comparable to the one triggered by the shift from Palaeolithic to Neolithic society 8,000 to 12,000 years ago. Disruption in the business world and business models, in parallel with the automation of most jobs, paints an extremely interesting and challenging arena of change.

Against this backdrop, one might wonder whether leadership and people management can make a difference to both organisations and individuals, beyond the obvious need to adapt and the advisability of a positive, proactive and resilient attitude.


Andrés Raya

In 1989 he started working for ESADE as an academic assistant. Former managing director and vice president of Diesel Stores Spain and Guess in Spain, France and Portugal. Former managing director of Grup Pyrénées.

Since 2015 he has been the academic director and coordinator of the ESADE Executive Education corporate MBA programmes.

Since 2012 he has been the academic director of ESADE Executive Education custom programmes and head of the regional and sector partnership segment.

Since 2004 he has been the director of the ESADE Executive Education ‘People Leadership and Team Management Programme’.

He has directed institutional consulting projects and has participated in some of the most far-reaching change projects implemented in Spain in such emblematic sectors as finance and insurance.
Board member in companies in sectors such as biomedical research, regenerative medicine, distribution, fashion, ICT, advanced logistics, etc.

As a researcher, he is a co-owner of patent No. 201131906/4 “Procedure for preparing products for cell therapy or tissue engineering” in conjunction with Banc de Sang i Teixits of Barcelona. November 25, 2011.